JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) aka the Fat Free Alternative to XML is a lightweight data exchange format inspired by JavaScript object literals. It is often used with JavaScript, Ajax, and RESTful web services but is completely language independent.

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null vs missing key in REST API Response [closed]

Say in my application, some users give us their last name, and others do not. In a REST API response, which body is preferred: With a "null" value: {"firstName": "Bob", "lastName": null} Or just ...
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Design consideration on JSON schema for an API

I have an API endpoint that retrieve data from 3 SQL tables on the server-side. At the moment, I do a SELECT with joins, consolidate/reorganize the selected data based on a JSON schema, and then send ...
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can i use json file as a module in node.js [closed]

i have a json module which contains empty containers like this { "files":{ "rootNeeded":[], "folders":[], "files":[], "images":[], "text":[], "unknown":[] }, } and i wonder if i can push ...
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Documenting MVC JSON API

I've got an MVC5 application that we're using an a JSON API for various clients (mobile apps, other web applications, etc.) as well as a traditional web application. Controller actions that return ...
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JSON Web Token - why is the payload public?

I can't understand the reasoning for making the claims/payload of a JWT publicly visible after base64 decoding it. Why? It seems like it'd be much more useful to have it encrypted with the secret. ...
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Android, PHP session and JSON object retrieval

I am working on an app in android studio.. it currently has a login and registration system that are linked to a database and both work perfectly. I am now trying to carry over the user id value ...
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Should I omit database and server communication (after initial response)?

I have a project that I'm working on where a user uploads a big file which gets parsed by the backend, and then returns the data back in a friendlier format. Now I'm wondering whether I actually need ...
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Is it possible to use Protocol Buffers natively for message passing between a Go web service and an Android app?

I want to connect an Android app to a Go web service (I have a small social network in mind) and would like to pass data to and from the web service using Protocol Buffers, since it recently seems to ...
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JSON schema design for variable response

I am drafting a JSON schema for an API. One of the responses aims to show all the updates to different properties of an given entity. The number of updates may vary from one response to another. For ...
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Transforming XML to JSON in C++ [closed]

Working with XML in C++ seems a bit of a pain and I'm looking at a way to output JSON. I've stumbled on two different approaches: A) XSLT transformations: ...
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How deeply can a JSON object be nested?

I was watching a video on a website that said json objects can be nested deeply. How far can a JSON object be nested before it will create an error?
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Calling RESTful service from browser and handling 4xx class responses

I have a resource called Logins, and I invoke a GET via AJAX from the browser. The current behavior is to return a 404 when the specific login cannot be found. I'm using this to check whether a ...
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Making a database and related operators using files and JSON in java [closed]

I'm trying to write a program that reads operations from a file. these operators look like below : CREATE TABLE student(id:integer, gpa:decimal, name:string, family:string,isMale:Boolean) INSERT ...
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Representing a “Belongs to” relationship in an API endpoint

Consider the following pseudo code models: class Post int Id string Title int CategoryId Category Category class Category int Id string Name Note that Post belongs to ...
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Anything wrong with direct evaluation of JSON if your own code created it?

Suppose I have a server-side variable containing JSON (named strJSON) that my own code created. In JavaScript I can consume it like this: var data = <%= strJSON %>; or use a JSON parsing ...
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How to deal with server-side and client-side naming conventions that clash? [closed]

I have a project that uses the underscore naming convention for the MySQL database and PHP scripts but uses camelCase for the javascript application (a common scenario I'm sure). However, once JSON ...
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Best strategy for storing static data : json file vs DB (mongo) vs redis [closed]

I'm currently designing a set of webservices related to travel industry. one of this service need to be take in input a airport code and a locale, and return the localized city name. fn(cityCode) ...
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Data inter-exchange with C

I'm developing a system in which a C coded TCP server is listening for new connections from clients, on connection parse the data & store into database. I'm familiar with JSON, and would like to ...
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REST API - Should API Return Nested JSON Objects?

When it comes to JSON APIs is it good practice to flatten out responses and avoid nested JSON objects? As an example lets say we have an API similar to IMDb but for video games. There are a couple ...
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Dynamic model based on JSON received from web service

I am creating a MVC web application which receives some data from a web service in JSON format. I get the different content type structures and data items related to that structure. Using that JSON I ...
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Use JSON objects or POJOs in back end service?

I'm building a back end service for mobile clients. The requirement is that the mobile clients will pass me a token, I'll use that token to talk to other systems (behind the company firewall) in my ...
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JSON or protocol buffer to replace the custom TCP message

Originally, We have two applications communication with TCP/IP, and both of them are implemented by C++. The messages between them are custom message type. Now the client program will be changed to ...
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What is the purpose of building a client library? [closed]

I'm currently developing a client library for Gengo in Go. There are many resources on how to build a good API but I haven't found anything on how to build a good client library. Some developers ...
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Does a Form describing JSON “Standard” exist?

I joined a project were we sell services for different providers through web, iOS and android apps. I am working on iOS. I was ask to display a purchase form via a web view and react by what is ...
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A very simple database system with JSON

If we need to store some data in a database, but without the need of advanced SQL features, can we use this scheme (written here in Javascript / node.js) : // the DB will be in RAM ! var myDb = {}; ...
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Should a front-end developer ever specify JSON format for back-end developers?

I am taking the front-end role in a project. Should I be specifying for my back-end teammates the exact format of JSON that their PHP returns to my JavaScript? For example, should I be telling them ...
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Do I need to follow hypermedia format or a schema?

I'm quite new to the field. So I need to clarify what would be the best method to follow in the following situation. I'm developing a restful API using php and use json to represent resources. While ...
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What are technologies like XML, JSON, and YAML classified under? [closed]

What are technologies like XML, JSON, and YAML classified as? I already looked at Query Language Data-structured Language But neither appeared accurate... None of them are really meant for ...
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PHP MVC as backend for iOS app

So, essentially, the question is, to develop a PHP back-end to an iOS application, would you implement an MVC architecture on the PHP side? Or no, since the client side (iOS) already has an MVC ...
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XSLT equivalent for JSON

I was interested in finding (or if necessary developing) an XSLT equivalent for JSON. As I have not found any, I was considering the possible query language to use for matching JSON paths so as to ...
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Posting different-shaped json documents to the same resource in an API

Is it a good idea to create an API in such a way that clients can post different shaped JSON documents to the same Resource? Let me give you an example and and explanation to why I am asking this. I ...
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Managing Login Authentication/Webpage session: Can client side javascript/JQuery access either a session variable or json variable in html?

Short version: A variable is stored in a session variable req.session.userName and also in the json sent with res.render('/', {username: value}). How can I access either of those variables from inside ...
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C# structure needed for dynamic behaviour

I am using Unity to build a visualisation of a serious game. I am using the C# programming language. My problem is that I receive data from a JSON and I parse it and I end up with a list of different ...
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Why don't replace HTML with JSON as base web design technology? [closed]

Since JSON shows a lot of benefits over HTML, why don't just abandon HTML? Qt frameworks with QML shows it is perfectly possible to use JSON to design rich content EDIT: Many of you think about this ...
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Best OOP pattern to use for creating a commandline SQL API for a proprietary json based company datastore

We need to create a SQL commandline tool for querying a proprietary json based datastore. I'll be using java. Any suggestions on the primary OOP design pattern I should use for building this API? ...
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Java Serialization for long-ish-term storage

I have an application that uses a database of about 15,000 Java objects, which I have to read every time the application starts. Originally I've been using JSON to store the data, but that has a few ...
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What is the most robust, extensible way to represent a contract in code? [closed]

I would like to find or create a syntax to express business contracts programmatically, and I am looking for a robust, flexible, future-resistant way to do this. A client should be able to add a ...
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What's the best way of building an administrative UI for an existing SPA application?

I’m working on an application where the client-side interface and backend server are completely separate applications. The backend is written in Ruby and only serves JSON via HTTP. The client is a ...
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What standard to use for RESTful JSON API [closed]

I am currently reading the book RESTful Web APIs by Leonard Richardson, Mike Amundsen and Sam Ruby, that describes the Collection+JSON pattern, and while searching around the web during my exploration ...
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How do I resolve $ref in a JSON object?

I have written a single page application that uses rest services to retrieve JSON objects. The JSON objects being returned are C# objects serialized using the Newtonsoft.JSON library. The returned ...
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Using json as database with EF, how can I link EF and the json file during DbContext initialization?

For a personal testing-project I am considering to create a SPA with the following technologies: ASP.NET MVC + EF + WebAPI + AngularJS. The project will make use of small amount of data, so I was ...
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API always returns JSONObject or JSONArray Best practices

I'm making an API that will return data in JSON. I also wanted on client side to make an utility class to call this API. Something like : JSONObject sendGetRequest(Url url); JSONObject ...
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Should I parse XML on the server or provide a proxy and let the browser parse it?

I need to interface with a 3rd party API. With this API I make a GET request from within the end user's browser and receive an XML response. This data is to be used in a browser based application ...
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Defining user operations on application/collection+json response?

I'm fairly new to Collection+JSON. I have a bunch of questions regarding Collection+JSON and user operations. Use Case Having user permissions in a Collection+JSON response would be useful in ...
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Best pratice for return json in a REST application?

I'm starting now with REST (using Laravel 4.2) and Mobile (Android, iOS, SP, etc.) applications. Initially I'm checking if the request is ajax/json and then return a json response. But this ...
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How to write JavaScript while keeping HTML/CSS out of it

What is / are some recommended ways to write JavaScript as to control behavior of showing HTML on screen, while keeping well-maintainable code? Basically, I started to look for ways to keep HTML/CSS ...
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What are “siblings” of .json files?

I was reading through the documentation for Bower here and I read this line: "The .bowerrc file should be a sibling of your project's bower.json." What does that mean exactly? Searching Google ...
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How to implement proper identification and session managent on json post requests?

I have some minor messaging connection to server from website via json requests. I have single endpoint which distributes requests according to identification data. I am using asynchronous server and ...
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Best practice for managing dynamic HTML modules?

I've been building web apps that add and remove lots of dynamic content and even structure within the page, and I'm not impressed by the method I'm using to do it. When I want to add a section or ...
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High-level strategy for distinguishing a regular string from invalid JSON (ie. JSON-like string detection)

Disclaimer On Absence of Code: I have no code to post because I haven't started writing; was looking for more theoretical guidance as I doubt I'll have trouble coding it but am pretty befuddled on ...